Mike M.

Words cannot fully encompass my wife’s and my experience with, or our gratitude for, Anna as our selling agent. I have NEVER been involved with a real estate agent of her caliber before. There were a number of challenges with this sale; namely that we live 2 hours from the property and we were constrained […]

Nate D.

Anna was an absolute delight to work with, from our first visit to well after we closed.  We knew that we wanted an agent who lived in our target community and was well connected there.  With the Bay Area market as it is, the personal engagement is critical.  From our very first discussion, Anna patiently […]

Paula B.

Anna has a rare and precious combination of outstanding people skills, and an excellent commercial and strategic mind!  I can’t recommend her highly enough. During our house hunt she was unflaggingly dedicated and upbeat; thinking creatively about our needs, suggesting options we might not have considered and providing honest and expert advice at all points […]

Berkeley B.

Anna is an amazing real estate agent — we recommend her without reservation. When the time came to sell our mom’s home in Berkeley, Anna came highly recommended by a friend with extensive real estate dealings, and we checked her out on Yelp, where all her reviews are 5 stars.

It was soon apparent why all the rave reviews — she’s super responsive, knows the market extremely well, has at her beck and call a solid network of all the key people you need to sell a home: landscapers, handymen, painters, stagers etc etc etc.

Plus she was able to pleasantly guide us through the emotional ups and downs of selling a family home, helping us come to the best decisions — the resulting sale was exactly what we hoped for.

Anna also makes for a great buyer’s agent — her knowledge plus the good relationships she has other agents is a real asset to a buyer — plus she has that friendly yet feisty energy that is necessary to be successful in this very difficult market for buyers.

If you are in the market to buy or sell a property in Berkeley or surrounding communities, you owe it to yourself to talk to Anna before deciding on an agent to represent you.

OscarZoe L.

Anna and Sarah are as good as it gets. They listened to our needs and came through on the sale of our house in a very tight time frame and were incredibly responsive and direct about communicating on the preparation and process of our sale, in addition to knowing the laws and language of real estate. Plus, they continue to give excellent recommendations on contractors to help with our new house. Both agents were kind, articulate and professional from start to finish. They are true gems that we were lucky to find in the estate business.

Scot S.

Anna, is an amazing real estate professional and an incredible person with whom we were lucky enough to have had the privilege to work with. We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to sell or buy a house in the Berkeley or surrounding communities.

When we decided to move out of state we started looking online for an agent to sell our home and read how Anna had handled everything from the painters, carpet installers, handyman, stagers, and cleaners to prepare houses. We felt that this was too good to be true, but it wasn’t. Anna has an incredible network of people who prepared our home for the market. Anna has a great awareness of what is happening in the housing market and had spot on suggestions for improvements, adding touches that accented features of our home that were highly sought out in the market. She has a great eye for detail and put a lot of herself into preparing our home. Everything she did was handled with such love and care. Our house looked so good we almost changed our minds about moving.

Anna gave us great, frank advice, and really knows the microclimate of the markets throughout the Berkeley area. She was able to guide us through the emotional ups and downs of selling our home of 22 years and found a buyer who will love our home as much as we did. We never could have done it without Anna, she is truly phenomenal!

Trishna S.

Anna is incredible! She helped us find and land our dream home.

Anna adeptly guided us through our first time buying a house and helped us close the first one we bid on! She was patient, had great contacts for all our needs (mortgage, inspectors, insurance etc), and is very knowledgeable in the financial process, housing market and neighborhoods.

Once we were in escrow she was incredibly detail oriented and kept things moving quickly. Even after we moved in she had a check list of all the things we needed to take care of as home owners. She made a very daunting process a breeze!

Tom M.

Anna is as good as it gets..  She helped us navigate our way through all the preparatory work getting our house ready to sell, took care of the inevitable issues that arose, marketed the house beautifully and ultimately helped us find a wonderful buyer.  We moved out of town before the house went on the market, and Anna was in constant contact with us, consulting with inspectors and an entire team whose only purpose, it seemed to us, was showcasing our home’s unique beauty.  When a large branch crashed down on the street just before an open house, we found out about it from a neighbor and called Anna in a panic.  “I got this,” she calmly said.  And she did.  The branch was gone that day.  Maybe the thing we loved most about Anna was how much she also loved our house.  It had been our home for many years, and it truly meant something to us that she saw what we saw in it and did a fantastic job conveying that to others.  Selling a home is stressful, we knew.  We needn’t have worried.  Anna guided the whole process, calmed us when we were stressed, and was a vigilant advocate for us all along the way.  We couldn’t have found a better agent!

Gretchen M.

Anna came highly recommended to us by our neighbor and she lived up to her reputation. My favorite part of working with her, was that she allowed me to be hands off because it was an emotional journey for me getting our sweet house ready for someone else to enjoy. She chose the carpet, light fixtures, paint etc and everything, including the staging was beautiful. It was as low stress as possible and she took care of all of the behind the scenes problems without complaints. I am going to have to highly recommend her because she couldn’t have possible done a better job. Thank you, Anna! Keep doing your magic!

Anne M.

Anna Bellomo is an outstanding realtor, and our recommendation of her work, is woefully overdue.

My brother and I decided to sell our parent’s house, and our childhood home, in late 2017. We began our search for a realtor sorting through over 20 realtor postcards and letters, but after several interviews, we knew we hadn’t found our realtor.  Our search continued online, and in February, 2018, we knew we found our realtor on the day we met Anna and walked with her through our parent’s home.

How did we know?  Anna’s reputation preceded her:  online reviews exceeded top notch as were many others’ comments: knowledgeable, dependable, and hard worker.  She is highly regarded by her peers in the realty business. The day we met, Anna stood out from the others because of her professionalism and her ability to transmit her humility, humanity and respect for cultural diversity with warmth.

Anna’s communication is clear, direct, and kind.  While she was managing multiple listings, she is highly responsive to our calls, and an exceptional forward thinker, anticipating our needs.  My brother lived 50 miles away, and I live out of state.  In the next two months, Anna deftly coordinated the vendors who prepared our home for listing.  We worked closely with Anna by phone, text, and email, and always had input into important details, such as, the listing price.

Our parent’s home was listed for two weeks in April, 2018, with 2 open houses: all while I was out of the country on cruise vacation.  Anna and her associate’s expertise and customer service  made the process seem so easy.  We closed in less than a month and at a substantially higher selling price over listing.

Our experience working with Anna was exceptional, and we are both grateful to have found her, and to have the opportunity to sell our parent’s home to a family who we hope will find happiness and contentment  in the home that we had, growing up.  Thanks again so much, Anna!

Warmest regards,
Brian and Anne

Faye W.

Anna helped my mother sell her house in Rockridge. She went above and beyond to get us the best price on the house. My mom is single and I live out of town. Anna was like a stand in family member and handled so many small and large details that I couldn’t be there for.  She was a dream to work with. The house looked amazing and we got top dollar for it. We were sold on Anna after our first meeting with her. From the very beginning we felt confident in her abilities and we were right!!!  She was amazing.

Anthony C.

Anna walked us through the process of selling our home every step of the way and was always courteous, prompt and extremely professional. Our house sold exactly within the price range that she had predicted. I can highly recommend her.

S D.

We can’t say enough great things about Anna. She was everything we were looking for in an agent and more. She was kind, patient, listened to all our needs, had great suggestions which helped our home become a “hot home” on Redfin right off the bat and become the #1 looked at home in the Maxwell Park neighborhood when it was on the market. She wasn’t pushy at all, very understanding and helped make the stressful process of selling a home not stressful with confident and calm reassurance that we were on the right path. We felt extremely confident putting our trust into her hands. We highly recommend Anna!

Thank you so much Anna for such an amazing job. Wishing you continued great success!

Eric K.

Anna is absolutely terrific.  She truly takes the time to get to know her clients’ objectives and provides intelligent and candid advice and opinions. For instance, she will tell you if she doesn’t think a particular house is for you and give you the well thought out reasons.  She is incredibly knowledgeable about East Bay neighborhoods and houses, she knows how other brokers operate, and she knows the market dynamics. All of that means that she really knows how to win — It was her advice on a specific topic that may have helped seal the deal for our bid.  She consistently goes above and beyond in her dedication to clients —  she is incredibly responsive and helpful, and an absolute pleasure to work with.  We are so happy to have worked with her and would highly recommend her to others.

Irv M.

anna is absolutely terrific
she got us a great house and sold our old one at a very good price
she’s smart, intelligent, and extremely pleasant to work with.
actually, i can’t say enough good things about her.
she is far and above the best realtor my wife and i have ever worked with.
i recommend her highly and without any reservations!
ian mit

Kat M.

We had a rental property in Oakland we decided to sell. We are out of town owners so we took to the internet to research realtors. After seeing the positive reviews on YELP, we visited Anna’s website.  We were impressed with her website and liked what we read so we contacted her. A message was sent, and within minutes, she contacted us. We arranged to  meet with Anna at the property. We were not disappointed. Anna is professional, honest, personal, knowledgeable, passionate, caring, enthusiastic, and most of all, she has vision. We gave her the listing and she ran with it. She is a mover and a shaker.

Anna took care of arranging everything to get the house ready to put on the market. Being out of town owners, she made that part of the transaction stress free. Anna also has a wealth of professional vendors that are excellent and there for her. The end result was beautiful.  Anna delivered!! The house sold within days, over asking price and with multiple offers. Brava, Anna. You are a gem!! We would highly, without hesitation, recommend Anna. Thank you again for all your hard work. It truly was a pleasure working with you.

Cathe, Linda and John

Kathy M.

I’m not a review-writer but can’t help but take a moment to share our overwhelmingly positive review of Anna Bellomo. Anna helped us with our first house sale and it couldn’t have gone better. We had no decent referrals as we began our search process to find a realtor, but Anna’s name kept popping up with high marks. I can honestly say she’s earned all the positive regard. In all our dealings with her, Anna was prompt, friendly, cooperative, flexible and responsive. She gave us very constructive feedback about our house, and guided us through the necessary repairs, inspections and staging process. We appreciated how she educated us about the market and her pricing approach. Due to her marketing efforts, we ended up closing significantly higher than our asking price. The negotiation process was smooth and simple, and we were grateful that Anna operated in such an ethical manner with all parties. In short, we cannot recommend her enough and would highly encourage others to engage Anna.

Linda W.

I picked the perfect agent! Anna is very knowledgeable and professional. She provided candid and accurate information about various neighborhoods and potential individual house issues. I’d say the best part of her representation was her honesty about considerations for each house. I looked for a house for over a year and she talked me down from several that I wanted to consider. I am SO glad that she did as I would have had buyers remorse! Instead, I found the house of my dreams, perfect for my circumstances. She is always responsive and still provides helpful information post closing. I truly consider her a friend and appreciate the great care I received throughout the process.

Tony M.

Anna Bellomo is the ideal real estate agent. She is detail oriented, knows the market, and has an excellent reputation in the community of agents. She promised to relieve us of stress in the sale of our house, and delivered beyond our imaginations.
She arranged for the inspections, consulted with colorists for painting, suggested stagers, supervised changes in lighting fixtures, and kept an eye on cost effective changes. The house was transformed and presented beautifully. Anna arranged for a photographer, created print brochures and an online web presence.
Anna is a great communicator- responsive to questions about processes, able to reassure clients about timelines and documentation, and efficient in her calls and emails. I was impressed with her abilities in the process and completely satisfied with the results.

F P.

We hired Anna to be our selling agent based on her reviews, and I’m happy to report that she lived up her 5-star reviews. She is very professional, has great judgment and she always looked out for our best interest. She was very on top of things, is timely, ethical and we felt very informed throughout the process. She also gave us great advice. She helped get our house ready for sale in a cost effective manner and with a great team of vendors she has rapport with.  She has excellent project management skills, communication skills and was always willing to go the extra mile to ensure we were informed and didn’t need to worry about anything. Having Anna lead our house sale effort allowed us to be hands off which we really appreciated. We trusted her judgment completely, and we were impressed with how she advised us through the negotiations, ultimately getting us great results. We’d hire her again in a heartbeat for selling or buying. If you are looking for an agent in the bay area, we highly recommend Anna.

Julie J.

When we decided to sell our house in Oakland, we looked no further than Anna, who we had worked with four years prior to buy our house. To say she is phenomenal is an understatement – she is the best, hands down.  We met with her a few months prior to us putting our house on the market to discuss what we should do to get it ready. Anna has a great awareness of what is happening in the housing market and had spot on suggestions for improvements (our house looked so good!).  We moved out of our house and she and another agent from her company handled everything – all of the contractors, painters, stagers, and cleaners to prepare the house. We did little to nothing to get the house ready!

Anna and the other agent kept us well informed of everything along the process – how the improvements were going and how the open houses went.  We received multiple offers on our home and Anna helped us to select the best offer for us.  The sale went extremely smooth and was quick and easy!

After we decided to buy in another state, we asked her if she knew any real estate agents in our new city.  She didn’t but went through a process of vetting a new agent for us!  We did not expect this at all and just shows again how amazing she is, even though we were no longer working with her.

Anna is really the best and has ruined us for all other real estate agents! Our new agent was great, but my husband said at one point that his expectations were so high from working with Anna that it almost felt unfair to the new person. You really cannot compare her to anyone else.

7/14/2013 Previous review
My husband and I were referred to Anna through friends.  We had a phenomenal experience working with her from start to finish.  She gives great, frank advice and really knows North Oakland and Berkeley.  She listened to what we wanted and stuck to that when we started to second guess ourselves.  She was always available and very responsive, even at night and on weekends.

Anna prepared us for a long search given the current housing market, then pulled a magic trick and found us a pre-market house that we wouldn’t have been able to afford otherwise.  We were expecting the process to take six months to a year, and we moved into our new home in about six weeks (from when we started looking).  We were a little sad that we found a place so fast and didn’t get to spend longer working with Anna!

Even after we signed the papers, Anna continued to support us with multiple contractor referrals and information on how to transfer and set up our utilities.  She even scheduled some of the required work for us!

We highly recommend Anna and have told anyone who will listen how great she is!

Kevin M.

Anna was our selling agent, and she was great! She is highly professional, very helpful, and made the process easy for us. In fact, we sold our home in Richmond without ever doing a formal MLS listing. We did not want an open house, nor to worry about lookers pocketing our stuff. Anna sent out an email to a list of the best agents, describing our home with a very attractive brochure – using the best photographer in the Bay Area to take some very attractive shots.

It did not take long before we had a full price offer from some good buyers, and we closed the deal on very good terms that made it simple for us to move to the new home within our timeframe — a tricky part to get right.

Anna knew the best people to use for home inspection, pest inspection, cleanup for the new owners and everyone else involved in a home sale transaction. We’ve done a lot of household moves with buys and sells on each end. Anna has been the most professional and most personable agent we have dealt with. Anna is the best!

Sheri B.

Don’t sell your house without Anna! Her knowledge of the marketplace is invaluable. She’s very skilled in knowing how you should market your place and to whom. We’re designers and architects, so we thought we knew more than anyone about what should be done to prepare our house. But her direction taught us where to spend our money and what could be left alone. Pricing the house is key, and her attention to getting that right was the most valuable information we could have received. She says, “it’s not about the volume of offers, it’s about the quality.” Anna is highly respected in the real estate community and we found that it seemed that the quality of real estate agents and offers were better since they trusted that she would be selling better properties.  Lastly, she was a true delight to work with, from her phenomenal ideas, to her problem solving ability to her creativity….all top notch!

Joel M.

We sold our house recently in the North and East neighborhood of Richmond.  Anna was the best.  She worked with us from the very start to the end .  She was easy to work with, had great design ideas for staging and fixing up the home and was just very personable.  She was always calm, listened to our concerns and had great feedback.  I highly recommend her and would work with her again without hesitation.  We really had a great experience and an amazing sales price!

Michael R.

Anna did an outstanding job in selling a condo for me.  Her advice in marketing strategy, the staging she arranged, and the web page she created, all contributed to a quick sale for a good price.  She was always responsive, very easy to work with, flexible in coordinating staging and showings with owner’s use of the residence, and terrific at minimizing hassle in getting all of the annoying paperwork processed.  I would use her again in a heartbeat.

Ken M.

Anna was wonderful to work with as we prepared for and sold (at a price that exceeded expectations) our beloved family home of almost 50 years.  From our first meeting to the signing of our final papers, Anna’s caring presence and professional savvy were invaluable in so many ways.

She made what was a very daunting task feel manageable and was with us every step of the way with sound advise and a keen understanding of what our family was feeling emotionally.  Anna’s responsiveness throughout was second to none and by the end of our journey we thought of her as a close family friend.  We would highly recommend Anna to anyone embarking on a this journey – you’ll be glad to have her on your side!

P H.

My husband and I moved to the East Bay 1 year ago from Ohio where things are done considerably different.  Based on her positive reviews on Yelp, we contacted Anna when looking to find a home.  At our first meeting, she sat us down and laid out the local housing market in great detail, filling us in on the behind the scenes details (what makes for a desirable offer, referrals for lenders, neighborhood information, etc).   When she looks at houses with you, she points out all the things that may be an issue, she is not interested in making a quick sale, she wants to you to be very happy with the home you choose.   It is because of her deep knowledge and guidance that we were able to secure the house we wanted in our #1 desired neighborhood (Rockridge in Oakland) on the very first home that we placed an offer on.  She feels more like a friend who’s got your back (and knows everyone in town who can get you what you need).  Do yourself a solid and call Anna, we’re so very glad that we did.  Best real estate experience we’ve ever had.

Kitty D.

Knowledge, persistence, friendliness, tenacity….all requirements for navigating the treacherous waters of the East Bay housing market, and found aplenty in Anna B! She made the process fun and helped us to find the perfect home for our family, even though our requirements were quite *cough* specific-and despite low inventory and tons of competition. We quite literally could not have done it without her and recommend her without reservation to all of our friends. (Some of whom she has also recently helped find homes!) REALLY, Anna rocks!!!!

Craig B.

My wife and I just purchased our first home working with Anna.  The Bay Area does not make for the friendliest of real estate markets to say the least but working with Anna made the experience much nicer.  She knows the market but more importantly has the relationships with other realtors in the area to make the offer process as smooth as possible.

Remember, we’re total newbies to all of this stuff.  We didn’t know about home inspections, offer dates, loan approvals, underwriting etc.  Anna educated us while we looked at homes and was very patient as we came to grips with the realities of buying a home in a competitive market.

We love our house and have no need to move any time in the near future – but rest assured, we’ll be working with Anna again when that day comes…eventually.

Marc B.

Anna is the best!  And don’t just take our word for it, or the rest of Yelp’s for that matter, ask the listing agents at Berkeley open houses and they’ll sing her praises too!  It seems every open house we went to, the listing agent knew Anna and told us that we were in great hands and to listen to everything she said.

That can be hard to hear when most of her job consisted on telling us which houses we couldn’t afford on our budget.  But she was great at pointing out the houses that were a great fit for us and is totally amazing to work with!

We ultimately decided to stay in SF, but we were disappointed that we didn’t end up buying through Anna because she really is that wonderful.

The Yelp reviews don’t lie!  And check out how fast she responds to messages!!

Rosalind I.

Never had a better real estate agent. She’s incredibly responsive, knows what to do and how to do it (got our sewer lateral certificate from the City of Berkeley when we’d utterly failed to get through the bureaucracy), and makes selling a house as easy as it gets. She helped arrange our bridge loan for the new house, and then she said, “Move out, give me the key, and I’ll do the rest.” We got a price for our house beyond our hopes, and it was so easy.

I chose her based on these reviews on Yelp. They’re real. She really is that good.

Joel M.

We sold our house recently in the North and East neighborhood of Richmond.  Anna was the best.  She worked with us from the very start to the end .  She was easy to work with, had great design ideas for staging and fixing up the home and was just very personable.  She was always calm, listened to our concerns and had great feedback.  I highly recommend her and would work with her again without hesitation.  We really had a great experience and an amazing sales price!

Sheri B.

Simply put, we love Anna.  She was a great agent and, more importantly, a wonderful person.  We could not be happier with our new house and Anna was directly responsible for the result.

On the recommendation of a friend, we met Anna to talk about about house shopping in Berkeley and Oakland.  We had a general idea of where we wanted to buy, but our sense of neighborhoods and how the pieces fit together wasn’t great.  Anna talked us through our options and helped us figure out how to approach our first afternoon of open houses.  As we were leaving, Anna suggested checking out one more open house, telling us that we might not like the house, but we might really like the neighborhood (Piedmont Avenue), which hadn’t been on our consideration list.  Anna was right about the house, and spot on about the neighborhood.  We fell in love and never really looked anywhere else.

Because we focused almost exclusively on one neighborhood with relatively little inventory, we expected our search would take some time.  We saw quite a few houses, but none of them felt right.  Anna walked us through one option and pointed out all of the little (and big) issues we hadn’t noticed ourselves, which convinced us the house wasn’t right for us.  In another instance, she counseled patience when we liked a house but didn’t love it; her sound advice not to settle for a house we didn’t love seemed risky to us at the time but in retrospect proved very wise.  We quickly came to trust Anna and the advice she gave us.  She wasn’t just a real estate agent looking for another commission; she was a friend who was guiding us toward a home we would love and enjoy for many years.

After several months of looking, we finally found it, the house we knew was the right one almost from the moment we walked through the front door.  Once we told Anna, she kicked into high gear, gathering intelligence for us, talking to the listing agent, touring the house herself.  She helped us strategize our offer, acted as a sage counselor, and made sure we made the absolute strongest offer we could make.  We’re happy to report our offer was accepted and we closed without a hitch.

All in all, Anna is a wonderful agent and a great person.  We cannot sing her praises highly enough.

Brad H.

Simply put, we love Anna.  She was a great agent and, more importantly, a wonderful person.  We could not be happier with our new house and Anna was directly responsible for the result.

On the recommendation of a friend, we met Anna to talk about about house shopping in Berkeley and Oakland.  We had a general idea of where we wanted to buy, but our sense of neighborhoods and how the pieces fit together wasn’t great.  Anna talked us through our options and helped us figure out how to approach our first afternoon of open houses.  As we were leaving, Anna suggested checking out one more open house, telling us that we might not like the house, but we might really like the neighborhood (Piedmont Avenue), which hadn’t been on our consideration list.  Anna was right about the house, and spot on about the neighborhood.  We fell in love and never really looked anywhere else.

Because we focused almost exclusively on one neighborhood with relatively little inventory, we expected our search would take some time.  We saw quite a few houses, but none of them felt right.  Anna walked us through one option and pointed out all of the little (and big) issues we hadn’t noticed ourselves, which convinced us the house wasn’t right for us.  In another instance, she counseled patience when we liked a house but didn’t love it; her sound advice not to settle for a house we didn’t love seemed risky to us at the time but in retrospect proved very wise.  We quickly came to trust Anna and the advice she gave us.  She wasn’t just a real estate agent looking for another commission; she was a friend who was guiding us toward a home we would love and enjoy for many years.

After several months of looking, we finally found it, the house we knew was the right one almost from the moment we walked through the front door.  Once we told Anna, she kicked into high gear, gathering intelligence for us, talking to the listing agent, touring the house herself.  She helped us strategize our offer, acted as a sage counselor, and made sure we made the absolute strongest offer we could make.  We’re happy to report our offer was accepted and we closed without a hitch.

All in all, Anna is a wonderful agent and a great person.  We cannot sing her praises highly enough.

Lauren M.

She’s the best! We just purchased a duplex with family members in Berkeley, and Anna was our agent. She is amazing – honest, helpful, kind, and really just a great person. She’ll be honest with you, she won’t let you do anything stupid (but she will tell you when you need to just go for it), and she’s overall really enjoyable to spend time with. She went above and beyond the call of duty. And P.S., finding a home in the Bay Area in under a year is unheard of!

Trishna S.

Anna is incredible! She helped us find and land our dream home.

Anna adeptly guided us through our first time buying a house and helped us close the first one we bid on! She was patient, had great contacts for all our needs (mortgage, inspectors, insurance etc), and is very knowledgeable in the financial process, housing market and neighborhoods.

Once we were in escrow she was incredibly detail oriented and kept things moving quickly. Even after we moved in she had a check list of all the things we needed to take care of as home owners. She made a very daunting process a breeze!

Jonathan H.

We spent five long months looking at houses in the East Bay with Anna’s guidance. With her knowledge of the area she quickly helped us narrow our search.

When we found a beautiful house in our price range, Anna pointed out that the neighborhood was not the greatest: “You can change pretty much everything about a house except its location.”

When we placed our first bid on a house, she joined us on an inspection and asked all the questions we hadn’t thought of. When we were outbid, she remained upbeat: House-hunting in the Bay Area is a marathon, not a sprint.

It was being sold off-market, so we couldn’t have found the house we eventually purchased without Anna. She was excited to show it to us, but when her enthusiasm became infectious, she nipped it in the bud. “Don’t let my excitement sway you. I don’t want you to get this house because I like it. You’re the one who’s going to live in it, so you should make absolutely sure it’s what you want.”

When we were faced with a competing bid, it was Anna who kept us — who just wanted to stop looking for houses and move, already — from going all-in. She walked us through each step of the purchase, corresponding quickly and comprehensively over email. We now have a beautiful home in a sweet neighborhood with still some cash to make the improvements we want.

Valerio I.

It was a very desirable house in a very desirable neighborhood, and we were competing against 11 other offers. Thanks to Anna’s advice, our offer was the winning bid, topping the next one by only a slight margin.

When you consider that this was only the second offer we were making on a house, you can see why you should go with Anna for your house search.

From our very first conversation, we immediately knew Anna was the realtor we wanted to work with. She has extensive knowledge of the East Bay housing market, boundless energy and solid relationships in the real estate market. This really makes all the difference in such a competitive market.

Throughout the process, she was very invested, from taking the time to explain exactly how everything worked (we were first-time buyers), to suggesting homes she had seen, commenting on the ones we were interested in and steering us away when we started going down the wrong path into potentially problematic areas. We had no doubt she had our best interest at heart: she wanted us to get our dream home at the lowest price.

Even now that the sale has closed, we know she is there to give us advice if we need it. We feel that she is not just our realtor, but also a friend and we could not recommend her more highly.

Jason L.

Anna is the amazing one-stop shop you want to help you sell/ buy your house.  She customized our selling plan to specifically fit our situation.  She reorganized our existing furniture, suggested different window treatments, researched options to supplement our existing furniture with some rental furniture in order to save us money.  She even provided lighting fixture suggestions and picked up the fixture for us to finish the decor.  The house transformed beautifully for a minimal cost.

Check out the pictures at 343sandybay.com.  Once the house got listed, she marketed the house well, kept me informed, got us great offers, and helped us through the negotiating process.  My rule of thumb when it comes to hiring a professional is that the person should make my life easier so I can sleep soundly at night.  She took care of every single step of the transaction so I’m able to focus on our move from the Bay Area to San Diego and for both my spouse and I to transition to two new jobs all in under two months.  A big thanks to you Anna!

P H.

My husband and I moved to the East Bay 1 year ago from Ohio where things are done considerably different.  Based on her positive reviews on Yelp, we contacted Anna when looking to find a home.  At our first meeting, she sat us down and laid out the local housing market in great detail, filling us in on the behind the scenes details (what makes for a desirable offer, referrals for lenders, neighborhood information, etc).   When she looks at houses with you, she points out all the things that may be an issue, she is not interested in making a quick sale, she wants to you to be very happy with the home you choose.   It is because of her deep knowledge and guidance that we were able to secure the house we wanted in our #1 desired neighborhood (Rockridge in Oakland) on the very first home that we placed an offer on.  She feels more like a friend who’s got your back (and knows everyone in town who can get you what you need).  Do yourself a solid and call Anna, we’re so very glad that we did.  Best real estate experience we’ve ever had.

Dana M.

Anna helped us buy a home in North Berkeley, an almost impossible and Herculean task in the current real estate market. We feel like we won the lottery with a house in the Bay Area. Anna is tireless, focused, and determined, and also manages to stay positive and upbeat during an incredibly stressful process. She knows EVERYONE in the East Bay real estate business, which is a huge asset in this market. From the other listing agents to the appraisers to the inspectors, she knows everyone, and they know, like, and respect her. I think her personal connections were what helped us get the 4th house we bid on, as the seller’s agent knew that she would be professional, efficient, and easy to work with. Thank you, Anna, for getting us into the East Bay market!

Elizabeth B.

Anna helped me sell my Berkeley condominium, where I had lived for almost 20 years, and then buy a new house nearby. She was so nice and easy to work with, making every task and encounter pleasant. She was also incredibly smart, savvy, and hard-working. She knew how to navigate the whole process, from hiring and overseeing contractors to choosing colors for the house to all the paperwork and bureaucracy. She kept me to a timeline for moving my stuff out, and even gifted me an hour with a clearing consultant to help me get started. Once I was out, Anna really took the reins. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money to overhaul or remodel, and she said I didn’t have to. She knew just what upgrades would make an old and neglected house sparkle. She picked out light fixtures, kitchen flooring, and other small items that completely transformed the place. She hired landscapers and painters and oversaw their work. She got all the permits done. And she navigated the sale of a tricky property with grace. She found just the right buyer, and we sold the house with a 10-day close.

Then we turned our focus to buying a new home. Listing agents at open houses would ask who our agent was and then light up when we said Anna, and tell us that she was the best. We liked one house and Anna told us honestly why she thought it was not the perfect fit for us. She was right. Then we saw another house we liked, but everyone else liked it too – there was a frenzy of competition. Anna did everything right in preparing and presenting our offer, and we beat out ten other offers, and got the first house we bid on. We’re now settling into our ideal home.

Anna clearly enjoys her work and is up for any challenge. She makes buying or selling a house a positive experience. She’s a great agent.

Katie H.

Anna is exactly the realtor you want on your side when navigating the uber-competitive East Bay housing market. Anna helped my partner and me buy our first house, and her extensive professional network, practical know-how, and charisma made her a pleasure to work with—and definitely helped seal the deal on our home!

Marco A.

We don’t have enough words to express how grateful we are to Anna for all the work she put into finding us the perfect home. We met Anna when we first came to Berkeley during a short trip, one year before our relocation. Although we were living overseas at the time, Anna started working with us remotely, and added us to the MLS database where we were able to gradually learn how to navigate the complex real estate market in the Bay Area. She also kept in contact with us and answered all our questions promptly. When we were ready to relocate, we rented a property in Berkeley for a year. During that period, Anna visited prospective properties with us and guided us throughout the process. We ended up making three offers. The final one was accepted. From that point on, Anna worked nonstop. She also recommended Erick Byrd, a senior loan advisor at RPM Mortgage. Thanks to her partnership with Erick, we were able to close in less than three weeks. We are now happy owners of our dream house in Berkeley. We have the highest regard for Anna both as a person and as a professional. We recommend her without any reservations.

Dan W.

Anna is fantastic!  We found our perfect home in Kensington thanks to her.

My wife and I are new the Bay Area.  We started looking at houses online several months before our move date.  Given the competitive nature of the Easy Bay housing market, this seemed like a long shot strategy for finding and buying a house.  We didn’t have high hopes.

However, Anna provided excellent guidance.  She encouraged us to do our homework — monitor the market, decide on what locations, home features, etc. were important to us, so that when the right home appeared, we would be able to act quickly.  Whenever we saw a listing that interested us, Anna would do the legwork.  She would tour it, and provide us with pictures and critical feedback. She was always available to talk on the phone, and always provided her honest and thoughtful input.  Her job, as she put it, was to give us all the reasons not to buy a particular house.

The house we ended up buying appeared online in mid-May and Anna immediately went to see it.  Based on her encouraging report, I was able to visit East Bay and Anna took me to tour it. The house was perfect for us — in a quiet neighborhood, well-cared for, but in need of some cosmetic upgrades, close to the new work place and to Tilden. In short, exactly what we were looking for.  Anna expertly helped us through the entire buying process.  She advised us on successful negotiating strategies, organized inspections, worked with the listing agent, lender and, title company seamlessly, identified potential pitfalls, and was professional and fun to work with throughout the entire process.  It’s clear she loves her job and is very, very good at it.

Our offer was quickly accepted, and in our mixed state of excitement and disbelief,  Anna navigated us through the closing process and made it seem easy.  She even recommended good local contractors for the renovations we have planned.

Anna is simply the best, and we can’t recommended her highly enough.

Valerie B.

Anna Bellomo is the best realtor of all.  This housing market is nuts and can be very discouraging if you’re not a millionaire, and we are not millionaires.  But Anna is a brilliant, hardworking, savvy professional and she helped us find a perfect little home in a great neighborhood.  It took a long time – like I said, this market is nuts!  But wow, we feel so lucky that she stuck with us.  Anna is a miracle worker.  We could not have found our home without her.

Tim C.

Anna helped us navigate this insane market like a pro. Our transaction was extra complicated, in the heart of Gourmet Ghetto on a property with renters and other potential pitfalls and she kept us steady the entire way. Extra Mile must be her middle name.

David H.

I can’t say enough about Anna!  She worked her “Magic” and got us our first house.  My wife and I have been looking for a home for over 2 years, and many times lost hope after being out bid again and again.  Anna patiently guided us through the entire roller coaster ride from the beginning right through the end.  She always made time for us and we never had any feeling that she was difficult to reach when needed.  Several times, both before and after the purchase, she helped put us in touch with trusted professionals to assess a prospective house or work on our new home.

More than just our agent, she really is our friend.  She has a great sense of humor and isn’t afraid to get dirty in the line of work.  We’ve seen her climb rickety lattice work in her stilettos, or scurry around in a grubby craw space.  She even took it upon herself to entertain our 2 year old son so that we could explore our prospective home in piece, without it being restaged by a toddler.

Overall, she is a great person, both personally and professionally and is a pleasure to work with.  Thanks Anna!

Joe S.

As first time home buyers, we needed a ton of advice, support and guidance throughout the whole process and Anna was fantastic.  She helped us as we figured out what we wanted to prioritize in our house-hunt, was available for questions, and was positive and reassuring through it all.  The easy bay housing market is nuts, and she did a great job steering us away from homes with red flags and towards places she thought were a good fit for us.  I’d recommend Anna to anyone.

Sharyl R.

I am so happy we worked with Anna to recently buy our first home! The experience was fast (second offer was successful) and as painless as it gets — even enjoyable and empowering. We came to Anna in the midst of a tricky ethical situation with another realtor and she handled it with grace and professionalism. She helped us quickly get up to speed on the areas that would match our needs, what it takes to get an offer accepted in this crazy market, and during the process held our hand at every step. Stunningly organized and efficient, fun to work with, never pushed or imposed her own views but gently guided. We learned a lot and it was terrific working with her.

Kara R.

I highly recommend Anna! With her expertise, we won our first bid on a home we love in Oakland. She was incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, responsive, and kind. She made what could have been a stressful experience into a positive, easy one. She is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Carly D.

WE LOVE ANNA! My husband and I just purchased our first home in the East Bay with Anna. We had the best possible experience with Anna as our agent. We actually found Anna through yelp. From the first time we met her, we knew she would work well with us. My husband and I were very worried that we wouldn’t find something for us or that it would take us over a year to find our house with it being a seller’s market. Anna was extremely patient with us throughout the process. She was always available by email, text, or phone call to talk us through concerns, meet us at a house in the middle of the week, answer questions, and ultimately advise us. She knows the East Bay VERY well, so we were able to put our faith in her, as we are newly transplanted from San Francisco. Anna has maintained great relationships with everyone she encounters, which was also very useful during the process. She is charming, charismatic, hard-working, loyal, experienced, and savvy. She helped us look past certain distractions that sellers try to add to the charm, in order to make sound decisions on offers. Given that she has a family of her own,she also guided us on aspects of a house we might like or not like as parents.

We just moved into our new home after 4 months of searching. She was there for us through it all. Even after close of escrow, she is still handling loose odds and ends. We will definitely use her again if we ever decide to sell/buy in the future. I have already recommended her to numerous friends. You search for the right agent should stop here!

Gal R.

My husband and I were fortunate enough to buy our first home in Berkeley this fall. We were referred to Anna from a friend who also recently bought in Berkeley. We want everyone to know that Anna is simply the best of the best. You should look no further for a real estate agent in the East Bay.

Buying a home is one of the biggest and most important financial and personal decisions you can make – and it’s definitely not an easy process in the highly competitive Bay Area market. That’s why picking the right real estate agent is one of the best ways to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.

In Berkeley, real estate is very much a business of relationships; it counts when your real estate agent has a strong relationship with the seller’s agent. That relationship may end up being the reason you get a call-back on an offer (even when yours wasn’t the highest). With a pro like Anna you can rest assured that she has strong positive relationships with all the other local agents. When my husband and I went to open houses and mentioned to sellers’ agents that we were working with Anna, we were always met by approving nods and smiles from agents who said they knew and loved Anna.

Another thing to know about buying a home in the Bay Area: offer day is like game day. And that means you have to have a game-day strategy for landing on an offer price and dealing with contingencies. Anna is an exceptional game-day coach who is looking out for your best interest. In our case, for our offer that was ultimately accepted, she counseled us not to overpay but ultimately gave us the space to decide on an offer price that we felt comfortable with. Anna is also incredibly organized, putting together all of the offer paperwork in advance so you have nothing to worry about on offer day.

All in all, Anna makes an otherwise daunting process simple and easy to understand. Each time we hired an inspector to give us the inside scoop on a house, Anna was there to translate the inspector’s findings into an actionable priority list of repairs that would be needed if we were to buy the home.

Anna is trustworthy, accurate, and offers practical advice. She is also just a fun down-to-earth person that I look forward to staying in touch with. I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone house-hunting in the East Bay.

Tracy C.

We recently sold a home in Berkeley. We used Anna as our realtor. She took charge and brought her expertise to the sale and maximized our return. Her charm as well as her professionalism made the entire process painless and enjoyable. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the east bay. She is terrific.

Kelley M.

Anna is the BEST! I met Anna at an open house in the Berkeley Hills and while we were not interested in putting an offer on that house, I connected with Anna immediately. My husband and I had been looking for a larger home for many months and it appeared our SF-based real estate
agent did not have the inside track as we were making offers. In short, a local agent can help you in the Berkeley real estate market and Anna was that person for us.

We decided to make Anna our agent and I was impressed by her honest feedback, giving us the pros and cons on each property. She always worked at lightening-quick speed, getting back to me promptly by email, phone or text. Anna knew exactly what we wanted and she kept our best interests at heart. She even talked me out of placing an offer on a home since she knew I would not be happy with it long term. I don’t know how many agents would do that.

After a home sale fell through, Anna contacted us immediately and we placed an offer. We were so happy when our offer was accepted! It took 14 months, 7 offers and 2 real estate agents in this crazy market to find our house but it was all worth it. We are in a house that we love and want to live in for many years. Anna’s work doesn’t stop ~ she connected us with incredible plumbers, roofers and home inspectors who all helped us get into our house. Everyone that we called for bids was very competitive and fair and they all clearly enjoy working with Anna.

Shortly after we moved into our new place, we gave Anna the keys to our old house. She coordinated everything ~ the painting, landscaping, cleaning, etc. at very fair prices. She would let them in so they could do their work and we knew we were in good hands. Anna got our house prepped during the holidays so we were able to list it shortly afterwards.

Despite my skepticism about listing around Super Bowl, Anna knew it was the right time and 200 people came to the open house on Super Bowl Sunday. It was incredible. We got ten outstanding offers on our house and Anna helped us cross the finish line on that house too.

I can’t say enough great things about Anna. I feel so fortunate to have met her!! I have already recommended her to all of my friends who are looking for a house in the Berkeley area and hope that they work with her!

Erick B.

I am a mortgage banker and have worked with many different Realtors over the past 13 years.  Anna is truly one of a kind in the local real estate community.  She’s very smart, knowledgeable of the local market, patient, professional, and a kind person top it off!  We’ve worked together to help several dozen families become happy homeowners and she’s also helped several people I know sell their home.  In all instances our clients have raved about the experience they’ve had with Anna and how easy it was to work with her.  This cannot be understated.  The world of real estate is a complex field and having someone as nice and straight forward as Anna is truly an asset.

Roger C.

Anna helped my wife and I purchase a home in Berkeley in the fall of 2015. Simply put, she is everything you could ever ask for in a real estate agent – excellent communication, knowledgeable, and willing to go above and beyond. We can’t think of a better partner for your home search.

Cynthia V.

My husband and I found Anna through Yelp, and we were so glad we did. After trying to sell our home once over a year ago we were discouraged because the deal fell through after working with another agent. However, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because we got so much more this time around for our home and the whole process was smooth, easy and Anna was a true professional. She knows the business and knew we had a small budget to work with to get the house ready for sale. She found us a staging company that did beautiful work and did not charge until closing. She helped us get the most for our money with the improvements and had inspections completed ahead of listing as we were also on a tight timeline. This made the whole process go quickly and after two open houses we got offers well above asking price. Anna also was responsive when I had questions which really helped to ease my anxiety throughout the process. I don’t think we could have had a better experience with a sale and I highly recommend Anna!

Choosy L.

I truly believe that Anna is as good as it gets in a realtor. She helped us sell our home in Berkeley over the asking price and made it as painless as possible. Anna is charming, a joy to work with, and highly professional. She is very organized, reliable, and seems to have tireless energy. Anna gave us honest and valuable feedback around preparing our house for sale and then took charge of getting it ready. Her contacts (handyman, painter) were all reliable, reasonably priced, and did quality work. She supervised everything so that we didn’t have to worry or take time out of our busy schedules and even added a few accessories from her own home to complete the final look! Anna has become well-connected and respected in the East Bay Realty world and in the community, which I think can help when trying to get a good price for your property or being the winning bid on a house. I highly recommend her services.You cannot do better than Anna.

Naama R.

Don’t hesitate – work with Anna! I have worked with other realtors before, but with Anna I felt I’m in the hands of an expert, which really allowed this process to involve as little anxiety as possible. Anna is warm, and has great personal relationship skills, with her costumers as well as with other realtors and professionals (inspection people, engineers, etc’), which is so nice. She made herself available to us at any hour of day, and if she couldn’t respond immediately, she always texted back and then called back soon after. But her real quality comes out when her opinion was requested. When you buy a new home, there are so many questions involved, so many decisions to make, that you get confused and tired so fast. But Anna has this deep understanding and magical perception and she could really give us advice  – only when we asked for it. And she was right! The house she helped us choose and buy is perfect for us. Because of her we feel good about the whole process of the purchase, which felt smooth, even though it actually was long and complicated. Way to go, Anna!

Magdalena C.

Anna is a wonderful agent. We bought our first house with her help, and it couldn’t have gone better. We had heard so many nightmarish stories about buying homes in Berkeley, but our experience was truly painless because of Anna. She put us in contact with a great mortgage broker, she went with us to visit homes and gave us very honest opinions about what to look out for in the different homes, as well as what was well-priced versus overpriced. We bought a beautiful home on our first offer — and that was all because of Anna — her management of the negotiations, her contacts, and her reputation. Once we put in the offer, the escrow/evaluation process was painless as well — Anna managed the whole thing, and also gave us recommendations for electricians, window repairmen, plumbers, etc. I would wholeheartedly recommend Anna, and will certainly contact her again if we buy a new home!

Bill W.

If you are looking for a real estate agent to sell your property, look no further.  We found a gem in Anna Bellomo!  My wife and I interviewed several real estate agents before hiring Anna to list our condo for sale. We are owners of property in Berkeley however we do not live in the area. No problem – Anna took care of everything.  She facilitated painters, carpet installation, staging, photography, home inspections, and all the essentials for selling a property.  She has wonderful contacts for the trades in the area.

You can trust Anna Bellomo to do what she says she is going to do. She exceeded all my expectations of a real estate agent. If she said she would get back to me in 2 hours, she got back to me within 2 hours.  If she said she would get back to me by tomorrow, she got back to me by tomorrow (if not sooner). Not only is she knowledgeable of the East Bay real estate market, but also she has amazing professional skills to close a deal.  She made suggestions that added to the charm of the condo.

When we hired Anna she had a strategy to sell the condo.  She told us that it would “sell in 11 days”.  I was a bit skeptical, but she was right (almost).  The condo sold in 10 days from the time it was listed to the acceptance of the offer.  Having multiple offers, she was able to negotiate the highest offer with the best value for us (the sellers).

I found Anna through Yelp reviews, which I hadn’t used in the past.  The reviews about Anna are all clearly accurate.  I have recommended her to another friend who will be selling their property later this year.

I would hire her again for any property I have to sell in the Bay Area or would want to buy in the Bay Area. I’m sorry that Yelp only offers 5 stars because she deserves 10 stars.

Chiaki T.

We thought we had found a home online that we wanted, found Anna online, and went to see the house. Instead of talking us into buying the house, she basically talked us out of bidding on it. In retrospect, that was the best advice she could have given us. It had so many issues, we would have completely regretted it, and Anna wasn’t afraid to tell us what we needed to hear (nicely!) Instead, we are now very happily settled in a home that we love in a wonderful neighborhood. She knew what we needed to do to win the house over the competition. She has a strong network of people in the Berkeley area and knows how to navigate the tricky and competitive purchase market to get it done. Thanks, Anna!

Tea K.

Anna helped my husband and me find our first house in the Bay Area when we moved from New York City and she helped us find a wonderful home for our family of 5. She was always available, thoughtful, smart, and well-networked (which helped enormously even post-purchase)! She is GREAT.

Mirit G.

“Words cannot describe how lucky we were to work with Anna.
We are first time buyers and were guided the whole way through this crazy process with such care and professionalism. She provided us excellent information on all of the listings that we visited, had a keen eye for potential issues and accommodated our schedule for all of the viewings that we attended.

We happily recommend Anna to anyone looking for a home in the bay area. Anna is an extraordinarily talented class act and a true professional. She is a person of integrity, respected by her professional peers, and will be on your side, without giving up, and  help you to achieve your objectives. We are so very grateful to Anna, and you will be, too!”

Monica B.

“Anna is awesome!

My husband and I have sold/purchased 3 homes in the Bay Area over the past decade. We’ve dealt with our share of realtors. Anna is *by far* the best we have ever worked with. I can’t say enough good things about her.

We needed to sell our house. We have 4 kids and had outgrown our very cute but very small North Berkeley bungalow. We had this semi-crazy idea about moving out to the country and getting some land for the kids to run around on, Little House On the Prairie-style.

It seemed far-fetched, even to us, but Anna was instrumental in making our dream a reality. I sit here in our humongous great room that looks out onto the acre of land we bought in Sebastopol. The Gravensteins are ready now and with 5 trees on our property, we’ll have apples for months. Our kids pick blackberries from the bushes that grow wild at the edge of our land, climb trees, and head to the chicken coop each morning to check for eggs.

It’s wonderful, and again, we couldn’t have done it without Anna. She got us an amazing price on our house in Berkeley! Also, through a stroke of luck we actually received the offer before we even officially put the house on the market. Later on in the process, when our home inspection revealed a few pieces of minor bad news, Anna did a great job of protecting us and negotiating a price we were still thrilled with.

Through it all, we felt completely taken care of by Anna, and that she really had our back, unreservedly.  In fact, I wish we could have used her for our home purchase in Sebastopol. The difference between Anna and the guy we used out here was huge, and made us all the more grateful that we had at least one realtor we knew was on our side and was looking out for our best interests.

As others have stated, Anna is very real (a rarity in the world of realty, we’ve found). She is honest and she really listens. And she really knows what she’s doing! We sold our home in Berkeley for a price that was literally $100K higher than another realtor we interviewed had quoted us.

Again, we could not have been happier with Anna. In the overcrowded world of Bay Area real estate agents, she stands heads and shoulders above the rest. We recommend her highly!”

Tom A.

We cannot recommend Anna enough! She’s very friendly, flexible, hard-working, knowledgeable and very much has your interest at heart.  And the best thing is: She doesn’t end with getting done what needs to get done.  She always went out of her way to help us.

Our search involved several months, spanning several parts of the Bay Area.  In East Bay, we worked with Anna and she was excellent.  We met with her first in her office where we explained what we were looking for – a comfortable but smallish place in a safe neighborhood and convenient commute to the city above all other factors.

Anna is easy to work with, prompt, organized, efficient and helpful.   We’d go to open houses and if we found something she might advise us and come to see it with us too, but she largely stayed out of the process of finding us a place to bid on, because really, that stuff is on Trulia/Redfin these days and not where an agent helps you. Rather, once we found something we liked, she step into high gear about how to make a good offer (and that did not usually involve any advice to bid high).  In fact, when we were really busy, and struggling to make it to an open house, she’d be able to tell us, based on what we’d said to her that a place was not worth seeing, either because of the price, or because it needs too much work etc.

Our search took an unexpected turn when we found a well-cared-for house that seemed special and a great value but well out of our budget and maybe out of our reach too.  Anna’s experience with working at various price levels and very different types of houses came really in handy.  She helped us put together an offer that we’re comfortable with, without overpaying and still very competitive on an in-demand house.  She was instrumental in getting our offer accepted.

We have worked with other real estate agents too and the difference with Anna is … like night and day! Even after the offer was accepted, the difference of Anna was very clear.  Some agents stop really paying attention after the bid is accepted (their fee is locked in), but Anna was even more engaged at that point, making sure that all the steps of escrow, loan, appraisal went smoothly, putting in more effort into it than we expected. She was happy to accompany us to visit the house after we were in contract so we can measure stuff for planning furniture etc – and even encouraged us to make that visit.   Even after close, she offered to help us with things.

Anna is well-connected to plumbers, electricians, roofers, engineers and all manner of other professionals needed for inspections, estimates and such which are a critical part of writing an offer as well as mentally being aware of exactly what you are getting into.   And when we needed someone to clean the house before we moved in – she recommended us a good cleaning crew.  A good real estate educates her/his clients with market color, city regulations and ordinances and other considerations that are relevant to the needs of the buyer. And she was excellent with that.

And what is more: she was very keen on making sure that the home-buying process was an enjoyable, not a painful experience – always making sure to tell us when we need to react quickly and when we can relax.

She has a good relationships with many local agents and would contact that agent with questions we had. Through this process I really learned what a good real estate agent can bring to the table.  The process would have been very different without Anna’s help!
She has earned our trust and has delivered!

Karla S.

Anna was our agent this past spring (2015) and she helped us find and close on a house in less than two months.  We moved to the area from the Midwest and she guided us through the entire process.  Anna helped us really think about what we needed and what would work for our family in terms of home, neighborhood, schools, etc.  When it came to buying our home, she knew all of the right questions to ask and made sure that we got answers.  She knows the Berkeley area, she knows houses, the agents, the contractors, pretty much everyone!  I guess I can’t say enough about her–she really is the best.

Jessica F.

Anna Bellomo was an incredible delight to work with. She is savvy, patient, communicative and made the process of selling our home seamless. In addition to her professional and courteous demeanor, her extensive list of resources is impressive (from roofers during the largest rain storm of the season, to the best croissants at broker’s tours). Her adeptness at problem solving and foresight were beyond valuable. Moreover, her honesty and insights were also very much appreciated.  We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Milo L.

I just sold my home in the Berkeley hills with Anna as my selling agent. She held my hand through the entire process, explaining everything and giving great advice and ideas. Her contacts for staging, painting, etc were all top notch and at competitive prices. She even showed up at 7 am to coordinate the moving of all my furniture into a storage pod when I had to be in Europe for a wedding. She also had great ideas for maximal bang-for-the-buck improvements and even took charge of transforming the back yard.
In the end, we got multiple offers and accepted an all cash offer after two weeks on the market.
Through it all, Anna made a difficult and emotional task as pleasant as possible. She goes the extra mile and I can’t recommend her services highly enough!

Tania S.

“I recently had the pleasure of working on an escrow with Anna. I was impressed with both her personality and how well she handled the transaction during escrow. She always came through and is a great agent. Her clients are lucky to work with her!!”

Katy M.

“Anna is the best of the best. I can’t remember how we originally connected (Yelp reviews maybe?), but we felt she would be a good fit for us early on. We had an initial meeting where she really listened to what we wanted.”

Simon L.

“I have been working with Anna for several months now and I can say confidently that she is the best sales person and agent I have had the pleasure of working with. Anna genuinely tries to understand what you are looking for. “

Sarah H.

“We recently purchased a house in Berkeley with Anna’s help. We were kind of at the bottom end of affordability in the current market and after 9 months were starting to lose hope that we would have an offer accepted. Anna never stopped trying to find us a place and never doubted that we would find something. It was great that she was so invested in us and refused to give up. We really appreciated her patience and advice and most of all, sense of humour! She was more like a good friend than an agent and we really trusted her opinions and advice and never felt pressured to make a decision we weren’t comfortable with. I would recommend her to anyone looking in the Berkeley and surrounding areas. She is extremely knowledgeable and a good communicator.”

Rachel J.

“My wife and I recently bought our first home, and I can’t imagine navigating the process without Anna. She is everything a professional should be: competent, timely, knowledgeable, friendly, unflappable and incredibly good at her job. From the beginning of our search, to the close of escrow, Anna had our best interests at heart and always made herself available to answer questions. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a real estate agent.”

Glenn F.

“Anna was fantastic to work with! My wife and I were looking for a residential income property in very specific parts of Berkeley in the midst of a very competitive market. Anna was very patient in helping us evaluate many potential properties over the course of roughly nine months.

After one opportunity fell through at the last minute she stayed in touch with the seller and eventually learned about his desire to sell another property that was even better than the first one we missed. She helped us close a transaction before the property was even listed and marketed, which was great for us as buyers in such a competitive market.

The transaction process was smooth and went off without a hitch. Anna was on top of every detail, and has provided us with good advice on service providers who are helping us prep the place for rent.

Anna is energetic, proficient, and a pleasure to work with. If we have the opportunity to acquire more income property, we’ll work with her again.

Was this review …?”

Crystal W.

“Anna is really the best. She gets peoples needs/tastes and works from there. She enjoys finding folks the right house that works best for them.

She helped us find the right place and walked us through every step. She never showed any signs of frustration with the million questions we asked. She kept it real, always being honest and never being afraid to tell us reality. It was a blast working with her. She found us a great house that we never dreamed of being able to own.

Call her!”

Anne M.

“My husband and I started working with Anna to find our “dream home” a few years ago. She is absolutely everything anyone would want in a Realtor. I wholeheartedly agree with all the glorious reviews – she is truly a top-notch, extremely professional, hardworking, and patient agent. She understands the real estate market and is an expert at building relationships and negotiating.

Unfortunately for us, we were transferred to the South Bay before we found a home in Berkeley. I can honestly say that I still miss working with her, and I am jealous of her clients in the East Bay!”

Stephanie R.

“My husband and I ran the gamut of emotions as we were deciding to move out of San Francisco and buy a home in Berkeley or Oakland (we ultimately bought in Oakland), and we never could have done it without Anna.

Anna totally “got” us and what we were looking for right away. She is so knowledgeable about the area, and was SO patient with us! We never felt that “pressure” to find something too quickly or get into something we weren’t sure about. Never did we think we’d find a house so fast, but in less than 5 months of working with Anna, we’re living in the perfect house for us.

I think he best part is that she’s a great person and she made this process fun instead of stressful, which it easily could have been. Working with her was a pleasure. We also made a friend! Can’t recommend highly enough!”

Josh M.

“Anna is an awesome real estate agent and is excellent to work with. With her help, we bought a great house in the East Bay. Highly recommended!”

Ian M.

“Anna is a fantastic real estate agent and a joy to work with in every way from real estate negotiation to supporting community projects. She helped our family acquire residential investment property in Berkeley and continues to help us search for more following a set of criteria that significantly limit our range of purchase options. Her patience and commitment to find the right property is testament to her core values of serving her clients as well as possible. The fact that we also work together through local community groups to enhance the vibrancy and opportunity that Berkeley offers means that she truly knows her market.”

Jessica S.

“I have never had a real estate agent before, but my sense is that Anna is a really good one. I met her at an open house on a Sunday (without an agent or a clue what I was doing) and by Tuesday, she’d helped me put in an offer, and a week later, we’d closed. I won’t say it wasn’t heinously stressful, because it was 🙂 but Anna was a cheerful, direct, always accessible guide through the storm. I think the longest she ever took to answer a text, email, or phone call was 30 seconds. She has continued to be helpful & welcoming ever since I moved to Berkeley, and I feel very lucky to have stumbled across her!”

John G.

“Anna did a great job selling our house. We were new to the process and somewhat intimidated, but Anna was calm and reassuring and totally on top of all the details. We had established an aggressive timeline for selling the house, and Anna was able to manage it with minimal hiccups. And when are buyers turned out to be extremely difficult, Anna was able to keep us focused on our best interests. We enjoyed working with Anna on both a personal and professional level, and can recommend her to anyone who needs a realtor.”

Sarah S.

“We had a great experience with Anna, who helped us buy our first house, in Berkeley. We took our time–almost a year from when we first met her–and only bid infrequently, but she never pushed at all and actually raised questions when she thought we might be pursuing something against our interests. She was very available and entirely willing to work with our busy schedules. She provided great advice based on her experience as a parent of young kids in the same neighborhood. She also brought in excellent people for the inspection and structural evaluation. Plus, we actually like her, and enjoyed the time we spent together figuring all of this out, which is a rare pleasure in buying a house.”

Yann R.

Anna is honest, professional, dedicated, and very knowledgeable. She has a great address book of equally competent and honest experts (home inspectors, structural engineers,…) that will reassure any first time home buyer about the soundness of their decision.
As her clients, we have felt like she always had our interest in mind, and we now consider Anna as a friend, and trust her advice. She also has been incredibly patient with us, even as we backed out of one contract and decided to post-pone our purchase to later.
From day one, Anna has been extremely responsive and has gone the extra mile each and every time. We are very grateful to her for being there for us.

Celestina D.

“Anna was my agent when I bought my new house, and when I sold the family home. These were very trying times for me, but Anna was there to support me. She supported me as a very smart, hard working, thorough, and ethical realtor. But more importantly for me, for the demanding transitions I had to make, she supported me as a trusted friend and advisor. She listened for what my heart was saying when I couldn’t. She gave focused, knowledgeable, experienced thought to every decision and its consequences. I know things wouldn’t have worked out as well as they did for me if it hadn’t been for her. And we had so much fun during our work together that we each knew “it was meant to be”.”

Fabrizio D.

“I can only say good things about Anna. Over our six months search, right when the market had started to be as crazy as before the crisis, it was thanks to her perseverance, professionalism and amazing communication skills that I got a very sweet deal without completely draining my resources.

Anna is incredibly available at any time, over any communication channel, which makes you understand how dedicated she is to support you (and bear in mind that she also has a family!).

Last but not least it was a very fun experience dealing with her as she fluently speaks Italian and Spanish, sharing both Mediterranean mindeset and humor.”

Naz F.

“My husband and I recently had the pleasure of working with Anna to sell our home in the Oakland Hills. Anna is professional, knowledgable, resourceful and a joy to work with. She not only has the knowledge and experience of the local housing market but she is able to make suggestions regarding improvements to the home to get the most bang for your dollar if you will. She has many professional contacts in the home business, that she can utilize if needed. We had a great experience with her referrals for home inspectors, plumbers, roofers etc.
Anna has a way of making you feel very comfortable and supported as you find yourself in the midst of making tough decisions in the process of selling your home. She has become our official goto Realtor for any of our future needs. Thank you Anna for everything you did for us. We couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.”

Brady T.

“Anna is great! Beyond from her calm, friendly and easy personality, she is a real professional. I was fortunate enough to work with her on a recent transaction. She absolutely engenders a warm feeling from you immediately and follows that up with professionalism. She is a real advocate for her client and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the East Bay!”